OK, if you can stand one more post about this quilt, hang in there. I promise, last time I show this. That's because I have the binding on and I just need to turn it to the back, sew it down, and gift it out. The recipient has seen it, Friday night, in fact. I was soooo close to having it finished, I just had to show it to her.
Here is a close up of the quilting, doing it by hand made all the difference. I love how it turned out.
This was a no mark, no measure border. I wanted the lines to be a bit organic and off kilter in places. Some was intentional, other times it was just how they ended up. I did try to use the needle as a measure between each set of lines. Rust thread was used throughout. Most of the solids are Kona. I've named this The Second Half. I'm keeping my first one for myself. It needs quilted and I'll be doing it that by hand to. It's in the line up!